Medical Social Worker II

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Psychosocial Oncology
Full-time; M-F Days
Roswell Park offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Description of Duties

The Medical Social Worker II provides clinical social work services, including, but not limited to the diagnostic assessment of mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive and developmental disabilities and the psychosocial aspects of illness, injury and impairment within a psychosocial framework. The Medical Social Worker II administers tests and measures of psychosocial functioning, develops and implements assessment based treatment plans, and participates in research in collaboration with other members of the psychosocial team and organization staff. They also utilize social work theory, principles and methods to provide strength based assessment, evaluation, formulation and implementation of a treatment plan to address the psychosocial aspects of illness and it’s impact on the patient and caregiveing system. The Medical Social Worker II provides distress management oriented psychotherapy with the goal of resolving psychosocial dysfunction and eliminating barriers to effective disease management and provides information and referral to community resources for patients requiring post hospital services and assists in ensuring a safe discharge through participation in planning and arrangement of services as appropriate.


Applicants must have a New York State licensure as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), eligible for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). They must also have a Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited facility and the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in Medical Social Work, bereavement counseling, and/or experience in a comprehensive cancer center or a related field.

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